A recovering gambling addict in Australia has filed a complaint against All Slots Casino with the Australian Communications and Media Authority for illegal gambling.
The man who filed the complaint is identified as Tom Cummings and alleges that All Slots is breaking the law by focusing its ads on Australians through advertising. Cummings claims that the operator claims it has an Australian identity.
Cummings told Australian radio program AM that companies cannot advertise online gambling sites and services per the Australian Interactive Gambling Act. While this is definitely the case, there is a question as to whether or not the ACMA has any authority over the issue as All Slots is headquartered in Belize and licensed by Kahnawake in Canada.
Cummings said he became aware of the offensive ad when he was playing solitaire on his mobile phone and an ad popped up for the casino. The reformed gambler explained why he finds the ad is illegal, saying: "Although it's not an Australian company, the website has a page which displays the Australian flag and claims that it's the top online casino in Australia."